The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Description of My Father, Naftali Herts Kon

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Ina Lancman, daughter of Soviet Yiddish poet Naftali Herts Kon, describes her father's physical appearance, personality, and voice.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ina Lancman.

This excerpt is in English.

Ina Lancman was born in Kazakhstan, Soviet Union in 1941.